[ lee-noh ]
/ ˈli noʊ /

noun, plural le·nos.

Also called leno weave, gauze weave. a weave structure in which paired warp yarns are intertwined in a series of figure eights and filling yarn is passed through each of the interstices so formed, producing a firm, open mesh.
any fabric in this weave.


made in leno weave.

Origin of leno

1850–55; perhaps Anglicized variant of French linon lawn, derivative of lin linen (< Latin līnum flax)
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British Dictionary definitions for leno (1 of 2)


/ (ˈliːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

(in textiles) a weave in which the warp yarns are twisted together in pairs between the weft or filling yarns
a fabric of this weave

Word Origin for leno

C19: probably from French linon lawn, from lin flax, from Latin līnum. See linen

British Dictionary definitions for leno (2 of 2)


/ (ˈliːnəʊ) /


Dan, original name George Galvin. 1860–1904, British music-hall entertainer, noted esp for his pantomime performances: he died insane
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